Conditions of Use
This text has 20 chapters, it can easily be used in a broad range of courses. Though some of the chapters are specific in a way that would make them useful for anything I teach, many of the other chapters would work great in several courses. read more
This text has 20 chapters, it can easily be used in a broad range of courses. Though some of the chapters are specific in a way that would make them useful for anything I teach, many of the other chapters would work great in several courses.
I found no errors.
The fundamental basics of Biological Psychology have been relatively stable for a lot of years. This text goes beyond the fundamental basics to include newer research in specialized areas.
As long as you can ignore the British English, the text is very readable;). All jests aside, the writing seems to be digestible for students at all levels.
Despite have numerous authors, the text is consistent in presentation.
I can imagine adopting this text for a Behavioral Neuroscience course and using about 12 of the chapters, then supplementing a few other topics. But I can see also myself using individual chapters in other courses such as Cognitive Psychology.
The chapters are organized around a larger thematic approach so that the individual chapters work together to tell a larger story.
The text was easy to navigate. I appreciated the PDF option.
British English, LOL
No cultural insensitivities were noted.
I made a commitment a few years ago to eliminate all textbooks that have to be purchased, my students can not afford them. For some courses it was relatively easy as there is a wealth of available materials in the creative commons. But, when teaching Behavioral Neuroscience, materials in the creative commons are scarce. The hardest thing is to find figures that have creative commons licenses. I was thinking of preparing my neuroscience as an online course, but it would not be possible without those figures. This text has that covered. This is my go to text the next time I teach neuroscience.
Table of Contents
- Background to Biological Psychology
- Organisation of the nervous system
- Neuronal communication
- Sensing the environment and perceiving the world
- Interacting with the world
- Dysfunction of the nervous system
About the Book
An open access textbook designed primarily for use by first and second year undergraduate students of British Psychological Society accredited Psychology degree courses in the UK.
About the Contributors
Dr. Catherine N. Hall